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Students intrigued by Dwight Lofts’ new neighbor: the Church of Scientology

Students intrigued by Dwight Lofts’ new neighbor: the Church of Scientology

October 9, 2019

Junior filmmaking major Aaron Biggers, who lived in the Dwight Lofts for the 2018–2019 academic year, was curious to find out what was happening next door after passing by the construction. Biggers eventually le...

So You Think You Can Dance: Chicago Auditions

March 3, 2014

Hundreds of hopeful dancers stood in the cold for hours Feb. 27 at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., to audition for the hit FOX dance competition show, "So You Think You Can Dance?" Chicago is...

Hypnotic ‘Master’piece explores religious cults

By Sam Flancher

September 23, 2012

The existential void ushered in by World War II has been well-represented by artists in the last century. This is the world of the atom bomb, the Holocaust and innumerable, previously unimaginable terrors brought on by what most people viewed as a just war.It is within this historical framework that Paul Thomas Anderson offers up “The Master,” the long-anticipated follow-up to his 2007 masterpiece, “There Will Be Bl...

Chicago, you’re loved

By Alex Stedman

September 3, 2012

What started as a simple, weekend-long CD release show for a local musician escalated into a full-blown 30-day arts festival highlighting a variety of Chicago acts. Hence the name, “Chicago, I Love You.”Performances started Sept. 1, and free nightly acts will continue through Sept. 30 at Lilly’s Bar, 2515 N. Lincoln Ave. Organizer and singer/songwriter Tom Schraeder originally planned for a music-centered event to prom...

Ordinance change preserves free speech

By Editorial Board

April 24, 2011

Chicago’s Law Department recently decided to stop enforcing an ordinance that prohibited protesting outside places of worship during religious services.The city changed its stance on the ordinance on April 11 when the Law Department ruled that a citation given to protesters outside the Chicago headquarters of the Church of Scientology last year was unconstitutional. The change in procedure closed a loophole being exploited to eff...

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